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The Best Dry Shampoos for When You Just Can’t Be Bothered

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The Best Dry Shampoos Money Can Buy

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You’re not imagining it: There are a zillion dry shampoos on the market at this very moment. Probably one for each and every specific hair-care need or quirk you’ve got. And it can be daunting to comb through all those options. Do you buy a dry shampoo to match your hair color? Do you want to go extra on the volume or do you just need something to refresh your scalp from product buildup?

Let’s not be fooled, though. New York City-based hairstylist Devin Toth says that dry shampoos don’t actually clean your hair, but rather mask buildup. “However, if used correctly, they can prolong the freshness of your hairstyle by reversing or minimizing the side effects of grease,” he says. Toth also adds that a dry shampoo creates a matte, airy texture at the roots of your hair, which really supports a bouncy hairstyle full of life and movement.

Sure, pretty much every dry shampoo will take care of dirty, oily hair and let you go a day (or two) longer without washing your hair, but dry shampoos have evolved. 

The newest formulas also contain styling ingredients that add volume, thickness, and texture. Yeah — we told you there are a lot to choose from. Fortunately, our favorites and some recommendations from our hairstylist friends are a good place to start.

Check out 15 of the best dry shampoos on the market right now. Not only do they smell amazing but they’re readily available at retailers like Amazon, Ulta, and Sephora, and come at prices you can afford — whether you’re a baller or on a budget.

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